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The Plain Band is organized at Reuschlein Brothers Hall, Plain, Wisconsin, USA, with William Marshall, one of the best local clarinet players, as instructor. The accordian and mouth organ are played by Joe Schwartz, violin by John Frank, drum by John H. Liegel. The flute, trombone, clarinet and several cornets are played by the other members. The fox trot, waltz, two-step, and square dance are popular in their repertoire.
The stage play R.U.R. [Rossum's Universal Robots], written by Karel Capek, has its first performance, a production by the amateur theatrical society Klicpera in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, Europe. The play is memorable mostly because it marks the first time the word robot is ever used, having been coined by Capek's brother Josef. The word catches on and will inspire others writers, film-makers and song-writers. Memorable songs inspired by robots include Robot Man by Connie Francis [1960], The Robots by Kraftwerk [1978], Are Friends Electric by Gary Numan[1979].
Hansjorg Moroder is born in Groden, Italy, Europe. After moving to Germany he will find succes in the early 1970s as Giorgio Moroder, an electronic pop pioneer, often cited as an influence on Kraftwerk. His electronic productions for artists including Donna Summer will powerfully influence disco music.
Ray Noble And His Orchestra record Harlem Nocturne for Columbia Records in the USA. Theirs is the first recorded version of the song, which will become a jazz standard.
The Kings Of Surf Music, The Beach Boys record I Get Around at Western Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA. Intriguingly, I Get Around will give the quintet their first Top Ten hit in the UK where surf culture is virtually unheard of but, even more bizzarely, their fascination with cars and driving will inspire Kraftwerk in 1974 to create the first bona fide electronic rock hit, Autobahn, as a German equivalent of Beach Boys pop.
The Who complete a German tour with a gig at The Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf. Support on this gig is local band The Beathovens, which includes Wolfgang Flur, later to become a member of Kraftwerk.
Taj Mahal, Johnny Winter, The Keef Hartley Band, Hardin And York, Marsha Hunt, Little Free Rock, Renaissance, Krokodil, Brainbox, Bobbey's Children, Organisation and Kraftwerk play on the second day of the Pop And Blues Festival in The Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, Europe.
The second day of the Pop And Blues Festival in The Grugahalle, Essen, Germany, features Taj Mahal, Johnny Winter, The Keef Hartley Band, Hardin And York, Marsha Hunt, Little Free Rock, Renaissance, Krokodil, Brainbox, Bobbey's Children, Organisation and Kraftwerk.
Kraftwerk play at at Gondel Kino, Bremen, Germany. The group, at this point, includes Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger in its line-up.
Electronic rock pioneers Kraftwerk play at at Gondel Kino, Bremen, Germany. The group, at this point, includes Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger in its line-up, both of whom will carry on into solo careers.
Kraftwerk begin recording the album Kraftwerk 2 at Star Musik Studio, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Kraftwerk are recording the album Kraftwerk 2 at Star Musik Studio, Hamburg, Germany.
Kraftwerk complete recording of the album Kraftwerk 2 at Star Musik Studio, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
The Comet Kohoutek, sometimes called The Comet Of The Century, is first sighted by Czech astronomer Lobos Kohoutek. It will capture the public imagination and inspire such songs as Kometenmelodie [1973] by Kraftwerk, The Tail Of The Comet Kohoutek [1974] by Burl Ives and Kohoutek [1985] by R.E.M.. It is also thought likely that the Paul Simon song St. Judy's Comet is also about the appearance of Kohoutek.
Kraftwerk release their fourth LP, Autobahn, on Philips/Vertigo Records in Europe.
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Elton John releases a new single, Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, in the UK. On the same day, Kraftwerk play at The Roundhouse, London, supported by Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
Kraftwerk release their sixth album, Trans-Europe Express.
Autobahn by Kraftwerk enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
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The world's first luminous vinyl single, Neon Lights, is released by Kraftwerk in the UK.
Kraftwerk play at the New Theatre, Oxford, England, UK, Europe.
Kraftwerk enter the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA with Numbers.
Kraftwerk play at Teatro Tivoli, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
Kraftwerk play in the Apollo, Manchester, UK.
Kraftwerk play in the Apollo, Manchester, England, UK.
Kraftwerk play in the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
German electronic rock pioneers Kraftwerk play the first of two rare London, UK, dates at Brixton Academy.
Kraftwerk play at The Transbordeur, Lyon, France.
Kraftwerk play at The Transbordeur, Lyon, France.
Kraftwerk play at the Kurhall Oberlaa, Vienna, Austria.
The Tribal Gathering 1997 festival, a two day event, begins at Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days include Daft Punk, Faithless, Kraftwerk, Paul Oakenfold, Orbital, Cornershop, GusGus, Fluke, Two Lone Swordsmen and Audioweb.
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The Tribal Gathering 1997 festival, a two day event, concludes at Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, England, UK, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days include Daft Punk, Faithless, Kraftwerk, Paul Oakenfold, Orbital, Cornershop, GusGus, Fluke, Two Lone Swordsmen and Audioweb.
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Radiohead begin a South American tour with a gig in Mexico City, supported by Kraftwerk.
Radiohead and Kraftwerk play at Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America.
Kraftwerk headline the second day of the Bestival at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, UK.
Kraftwerk begin an eight-night '3D' residency at The Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA. Each night of the residency features a different Kraftwerk album played in its entirety, accompanied by a '3D visualization' of the record. This, the first night, features their 1974 breakthrough album Autobahn.
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German electronic rock pioneers Kraftwerk play at The Tate Modern, Camberwell, London, England, UK, Europe.
Kraftwerk play at The Fox Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
Kraftwerk play the second of two nights at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Kraftwerk play at The Waterfront Hall, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Brighton Centre, Brighton, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The City Hall, Sheffield, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
On their 3-D Concerts tour, Kraftwerk play the second of three nights at The Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK, Europe.
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